Google Maps has become a feast for the eyes.
The images on Maps have become sharper due to a new processing technique and brand new pictures from Nasa's Landsat 8 satellite.
Launched in 2014, the Landsat 8 captures images with more detail, at a much higher frequency than before, as well brighter, more vibrant coloursPicture: Google Maps, London UKPicture: Google Maps, Argentina
Mining data from over 700 trillion individual pixels, the processing is able to prevent clouds from obscuring the image
Picture: Google Maps, Australia
The results are quite beautifulPicture: Google Maps, JapanPicture: Google Maps, Lake Balkhash, KazakhstanPicture: Google Maps, Nevada, US
H/T Google Blog